Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world; It dates back thousands of years. References to massage appear in writings from ancient China, Japan, India, Arabic nations, Egypt, Greece (Hippocrates defined medicine as “the art of rubbing”), and Rome.
Ayurvedic Medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, instead on focusing in disease.
Alternative treatments, such as aromatherapy, are now offered in therapeutic practices, including massage centers, yoga studios and spas. So what is aromatherapy, exactly?